Our 18' Cheverton Champ was bought (new) in 1969, following the construction of the first clubhouse in 1968. 50 years later the clubhouse is long replaced but the Champ soldiers on.

It sank on its mooring in the early 1980s due to a leaking exhaust system, and has undergone various refits over the years including a major engine re-build in the early 2000s which added (for a regrettably short time) the luxury of electric start. Over the years it has served as rescue boat, gate launch and committee boat, along with "special missions" as far as Gourock to retrieve errant racing marks and, on one occasion, to Largs to assist with regatta rescue duties.

The hull was moved into the boatshed before Christmas and huge thanks to James and Jake Miller for the amazing topsides and internal refurbishment effort. "Invincible" was then extracted again mid-January and the engine re-positioned ahead of recommissioning. The Champ's 50th birthday should see it restored to its original glory.